10/16 Girls Cross Country Team wins 1st place at the WRC Championship!
By Robert Phillips
Both the Girls and Boys Cross country teams had amazing performances at the OHSAA Division I meet to conclude their seasons. The teams both placed fifth in the state. It was the highest either team has finished in the Division 1 competition. The boys had a very impressive race, they finished 5th out of 20 teams. Senior Nate Burtman led the team, finishing in 20th place in the team race with a time of 16:12.7. He was followed by senior Denis Princic, who took 26th in the team race with a time of 16:18.8. Behind Dennis, senior Jack Turk finished with a time of 16:33 and placed 33th, junior Braden Hunt ran a 16:40.2 finishing in 44th, senior Garrett McConnell finished 50th in 16:44.5, senior Tyler McMahan finished in 16:54.8, and senior Owen Orlowski ran with a time of 17:27. These times helped secure the Bombers a score of 175 points and a fifth place finish behind champion Lakota West, St. Xavier, Beavercreek, and St. Ignatius. This once again proved the polls wrong. Equally impressive, the girls had an amazing race after qualifying for Division I states for the first time in school history. The field was tough and consisted of 176 runners and 20 teams. Sophomore Cece Paglia led the Kenston girls and finished 13th overall with a time of 18:32. This time qualified her as an all-Ohio runner and set a new school record. She was followed by sophomore Paige Masson who finished 28th in the team race with a time of 19:13.8, freshman Emerson Greene finished 33rd in the team race with a time of 19:20.1, senior Pleune was 37th in 19:24.5, junior Jenny Kapcio was 73rd in 20:10.3, junior Katie Klotz, finished in 20:58.0, and Jocelyn Van Skyhock, finished in 21:43.1. These times allowed the Bombers to score 180 points and finish in fifth place.
Published in The Chagrin Valley Times November 12, 2020 Tony Lange Tapered legs are often impatient legs at the state cross-country meet, when a runner can feel so great that first mile that he or she ends up burning the jets too early and dropping like a fly by the second or third mile. But… Continue Reading
By Robert Phillips For the first time in school history, both the girls and boys Cross Country teams qualified for the Division I State Meet. At regionals, the boys placed third, losing to St. Ignatius and Hudson. Although the Bombers were unable to win regionals back to back years, they managed to secure a spot… Continue Reading
Published in The Chagrin Valley Times November 5, 2020 Tony Lange When it comes to state cross-country championships, the hype of the past four seasons has been all about the Kenston boys over in Bainbridge and Auburn townships. The 2020 conversation will now feature both the boys and the girls teams, as the Lady Bombers actually… Continue Reading
By Robert Phillips The girls cross country team won their first ever District Championship on October 24th. The Boys team also did extremely well and narrowly lost to St. Ignatius. Senior Denis Princic won the race in a literal photo-finish with a time of 16:00.0. He was followed by senior Garrett McConnell finished seventh in… Continue Reading
Published in The Chagrin Valley Times October 29, 2020 Tony Lange Princic wins title; Chardon, Kenston, Solon, US harriers advance It’s not often that a district cross-country field features five state-ranked teams, including three in the top 10, but that didn’t stop the Kenston girls from claiming their first big-school banner on Saturday in Madison.… Continue Reading
Kenston Girls win first D1 District title in school history. Loaded field featured 5 D1 State ranked teams – Kenston #5, Mentor #9, Shaker #10, Chardon #18, Cleveland St Joseph #20. Kenston Boys finish runner up in close race with St. Ignatius. Kenston’s Dennis Princic wins the race and is the first D1 District Champion… Continue Reading
By Robert Phillips The Boys Cross Country team won their 6th straight WRC championship on October 17th. Although they did not score perfectly they came close with a score of 21 points. The field was tough and consisted of 88 runners. The Kenston team managed to beat out Chardon by 49 points. The Kenston team… Continue Reading
Published in The Chagrin Valley Times October 22, 2020 Tony Lange Lady Bomber harriers dethrone Chardon for WRC title Kenston boys captures sixth straight conference banner The Chardon girls’ dynasty ended, but the Kenston boys’ dynasty continued during the eight-team Western Reserve Conference cross-country meet on Saturday at the trails in Bainbridge Township. Behind a… Continue Reading
Published in The News Herald October 8, 2020 Kenston Illustrated Cover coming soon! Emerson Greene, Freshman Girls Cross Country On the course: Ran 19:12 to take second against Solon and Chagrin Falls. It’s the seventh-fastest time in school history. Off the course: “My favorite part of cross country is being able to run free and… Continue Reading